How do you select the next book to read? Does it pull you to it or do you just shut your eyes and grab? I'm receiving a number of books lately, so choosing is becoming more difficult daily. Some books are for research, some are for reviews, and some are for education. Yes, I still go to university (and love it!).
So, I thought and thought, how would the best selection of books be for the immediate future? First, I have books that are required for school, so obviously those get me first attention. Then I have books that I have been requested to write a review on, so those are second on the list. Then, I have books for my personal research for the books I'm writing. Those will get third on the list. Then, finally I have books that on waiting to be read that are just for fun. They get to be last on the list.
Until early June, I'm not in coursework, so I get to work on the review books. Of course, I now write a review on every book I read, no matter the reason for reading it, but those that I have been requested to review get to be at the top of the pile for the remainder of April and all of May. I do keep a "fun" book for night time reading by the bed.
I look forward to reading for review and personal research in the next 5-6 weeks!
Today I began using this site religiously. I feel good about it! Thanks to Rebecca Graf for all her encouragement to begin this process. My hope is that I can daily add a book review for one of my "in the attic" books and blogs once or twice a week. So keep your eyes open! If you don't see me blog, give me a poke!
I am willing to review books for authors, especially new authors. There are a few limitations so be sure to contact me prior to sending a book.
For those that self-publish, I can help with the editing portion. Formatting, sentence and grammar structures are so important for the reader. I know these are difficult to do with your own eyes, and sometimes a second or third pair of eyes can find errors that the originator often misses because we tend to read what we think. :)
I hope to hear from you folks soon. Let me know if you have books to review, if you have suggestions for books or movies to review, and what you'd like to see me address.
See you soon!!